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1. "You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Author: Adrian Rogers
2. "There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that if you just legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, that their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way up and through every class that rests upon it."
Author: Alice Schroeder
3. "By declaring our Prophet infallible and not permitting ourselves to question him, we Muslims had set up a static tyranny. The Prophet Muhammad attempted to legislate every aspect of life. By adhering to his rules of what is permitted and what is forbidden, we Muslims supressed the freedom to think for ourselves and to act as we chose. We froze the moral outlook of billions of people into the mind-set of the Arab desert in the seventh century. We were not just servants of Allah, we were slaves."
Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
4. "The acknowledged legislators of the world take the world as given. They dislike mysteries, for mysteries cannot be coded, or legislated, and wonder cannot be made into law. And so these legislators police the accepted frontiers of things."
Author: Ben Okri
5. "I'm into it, I'm into MP3's; I think there's no way you're ever going to be able to legislate people having to buy a record in order to listen to it. You have to look at it as a means of promotion, and if the music is good enough, promotion is a good thing."
Author: Britt Daniel
6. "If there be any plausible reason for supposing that we have the right to legislate on the slave interests of the District, you cannot put down the investigation of the subject out of doors, by refusing to receive petitions."
Author: Caleb Cushing
7. "True law is not imposed; it arises from unintentional developments. (...)Law emerges (...) as something not merely legislated but given. The later positivism knows no origin and has no home. It recognizes only causes or basic norms. It seeks to be the opposite of "unintended" law. Its ultimate goal is control and calculability."
Author: Carl Schmitt
8. "I can't legislate a song into being; it just will not happen for me."
Author: David Crosby
9. "When Congress legislates in haste, it often causes more problems than it solves. But Congress rarely reconsiders its mistakes."
Author: David Malpass
10. "I mean, what is racism? Racism is a projection of our own fears onto another person. What is sexism? It's our own vulnerability about our potency and masculinity projected as our need to subjugate another person, you know? Fascism, the same thing: People are trying to untidy our state, so I legislate as a way of controlling my environment."
Author: Gary Ross
11. "If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more."
Author: Jacques Delors
12. "If anyone tells you that you cannot legislate morality, remeber that legislation IS morality."
Author: Jay Alan Sekulow
13. "The social issues outside of football are not as defined as they were earlier, when integration took place and certain rights were legislated. The Civil Rights movement is over. Individuals can buy homes wherever they want, travel first class wherever they want, eat wherever they want."
Author: Jim Brown
14. "Robert Bork, at opening of Judiciary hearings:How should a judge go about finding the law? The only legitimate way, in my opinion, is by attempting to discern what those who made the law intended...As I wrote in an opinion for our court, the judge's responsibility "is to discern how the framers' values, defined in the context of the world they knew, apply in the world we know.If a judge abandons intentions as his guide, there is no law available to him, and he begins to legislate a social agenda for the American people. That goes well beyond his powers.."
Author: Joe Biden
15. "Social equity is based on justice; politics change on the opinion of the time. The black man's skin will be a mark of social inferiority so long as white men are conceited, ignorant, unjust, and prejudiced. You cannot legislate these qualities out of the white - you must steal them out by teaching, illustration, and example."
Author: John Boyle O'Reilly
16. "It was all about hate. There should be laws. We're there laws? Can you legislate against hatred?"
Author: Julie Anne Peters
17. "If you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin."
Author: Katherine Harris
18. "My major goal in business was to learn. I had legislated in my mind for failure the worse possible scenario was I would learn a lot regardless of the outcome. This goal was the foundation for success of the business. Peldi, Balsamiq"
Author: Kevin Kelly
19. "We don't legislate stupidity, you protect it and it breeds (paraphased from memory) (Adiamante)"
Author: L.E. Modesitt Jr.
20. "It pains me deeply to see members of my own party attempting to legislate women's health and contraception choices."
Author: Linda Lingle
21. "Oh,Dane and I won't ever get married."Jack gave me an alert glance. "Why not?""Neither of us believes in it. It's just apiece of paper."He appeared to consider that. "I've neverunderstood why people say something is just155/852a piece of paper. Some pieces of paper areworth a hell of a lot. Diplomas. Contracts.Constitutions.""In those cases, I agree the paper is worthsomething. But a marriage contract and allthat goes with it, the ring, the big meringuepuffwedding dress, doesn't mean anything. Icould make Dane a legal promise that Iwould love him forever, but how can I be certainI will? You can't legislate emotions. Youcan't own someone else. So the union is basicallya property-sharing agreement. And ofcourse if there are children, you have to workout the terms for co-parenting . . . but all ofthat can be handled without marriage. Theinstitution has outlived its usefulness."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
22. "Those who would legislate against the teaching of evolution should also legislate against gravity, electricity and the unreasonable velocity of light, and also should introduce a clause to prevent the use of the telescope, the microscope and the spectroscope or any other instrument of precision which may in the future be invented, constructed or used for the discovery of truth."
Author: Luther Burbank
23. "As the elephant is powerless to think in the terms of the ant, in spite of the best intentions in the world, even so is the Englishman powerless to think in the terms of, or legislate for, the Indian."
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
24. "Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless."
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
25. "Gay people are born everyday. You will never legislate that away."
Author: Melissa Etheridge
26. "We can't legislate the creation of jobs, but we can legislate things that will allow jobs to be created."
Author: Mike Lee
27. "Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player."
Author: Milton Friedman
28. "We can never stop searching for Heaven, since there is always more of it than we can see. There, as in those tales that evolve endlessly into other tales, stories have no end. They are hardly ever the stories you know, the official ones, in which wishes are made formal, then legislated and enforced as matters of life or death. They are more often the stories we didn't hear, or wouldn't believe, told by the person we ignored, the house that was razed, the choir of dry bones. The scholars of Heaven read and study the vast collection of ashes, books from the torched libraries."
Author: Patricia Storace
29. "Of course, you can't legislate for how people are going to read."
Author: Paul Muldoon
30. "I'm a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way, but I also believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that the courts shouldn't legislate this matter."
Author: Pete Coors
31. "It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
32. "You can't legislate sobriety."
Author: Robert Zemeckis
33. "I am proud to stand with the millions of women and men who recognize that our government should legislate according to the reality of our lives - not for ideology."
Author: Sandra Fluke
34. "In fact, it is often times a detriment for the Government to preemptively legislate on an issue before we can either define it or grasp its impact."
Author: Steve Buyer
35. "If you have no authority to legislate my freedoms, then I'm truly free, at least from you."
Author: William A. Dembski

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